Local food naturally fits into a sustainable lifestyle: less transport, and less time in storage or in a shop means less energy wasted on the food. On top of that, local food often goes hand in hand with organic food too, meaning you're lowering demand for chemical-laden groceries.
Pancakes are a real favourite of mine and I always enjoy playing with new recipes and coming up with something delicious. I really wanted to try and create a great tasting fluffy pancake that could also be made vegan for an all-inclusive recipe that anyone can enjoy. I challenge you to see if your friends and family notice it's gluten free and dairy free too!
London has hit peak brunch, with every restaurant trying to come up with a new, innovative menu to keep healthy eaters, foodies and bottomless drinks aficionados happy. I went on a quest to find London's best brunch menus to date. My waistline won't thank me, but you sure will.
I have replaced cow's milk with oat, as it is the creamiest I can find in a carton and I did not have the time to make my own nut mylk from scratch. However, feel free to play around with any unsweetened milk you like (or sweetened if that's your bag), and see which one is your favourite.
Jamie Oliver has always been a food crusader, as has his mate Jimmy Doherty, and their relentlessness has yielded another glimmer of success and pro...
Have you ever had sheesha with a sumo in Tokyo? I don't do bucket lists - but if you do, write that one down. It's also gonna be my new jive talk - ...
Did you know the Bramley apple is only grown in Britain and is over 200 years old? It's loved by both chefs and home cooks for its excellent flavour and texture. It's higher malic acid content and lower sugar levels give it a stronger, tangier taste that retains its flavour when cooked.
How many people do you know who starve themselves with the aim of lowering their body fat, losing weight or 'toning' up? You may have even tried it yourself. You probably found it worked at first, but soon tailed off. What did you do? Probably what most people do in that situation; lower the amount of food you eat again.
If you're going to make roast potatoes, make them right. Crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside with a rustic flavour. Here's my top tips and favourite recipe for the ultimate roast potatoes!
Food has always been a big part of Chinese culture, but never more so than at Chinese New Year. Although officially kicking off on the 8 February, feasting and celebrating is already evident in major cities across the world. Lanterns of gold and red, as well as paper cut outs of this year's symbol, the monkey, decorate restaurants, shops and homes.
After much deliberation (and stubbornness, because I refuse to buy a food processor when I'm perfectly capable of chopping myself), here's how I think you can get creative with your cooking after a long day at work...
Cauliflower is the ugly-duckling-turned-swan of the food world. This is indisputable. You may be thinking, "Whoa, hang on a sec. Isn't kale still king? Aren't we still talking about kale?... Hey, should I be making cauliflower crisps now?"
Last week, a news story about my vegan family caused a bit of a stir and I was even invited onto Australian breakfast television to talk about it. The public had mixed opinions on vegan parenting. With four years of vegan child-rearing experience firmly under my belt, I wanted to share with you a few of the things I think you should know...
While I think all of these are very valid reasons why some people eat junk food, I still don't think they touch on maybe the biggest reason of them all, the reason that is so mind numbingly obvious. Junk food tastes absolutely amazing.
Blood oranges are such a seasonal treat. Tarter than normal oranges, their colour once cut open ranges from tequila sunrise, through crimson to almost black. Scattered on a plate they look like circles of stained glass. Grab some while they're still in the shops.
Most people would say that a balanced diet includes vegetables or meat, fruit and so on, but do we need sugar on a balanced diet? Do we need biscuits? You can see therefore that if someone tells you this, they probably don't know much about nutrition. You can assume that they know little or they would not make such a simple and obvious statement.